Wyndham 2011 Revenue up 10%, 850 Hotels in Pipeline
Fourth quarter Wyndham revenues increased 7% from the prior year period to $1.0 billion. The increase reflects organic growth in the Company’s Lodging and Vacation Ownership businesses and incremental contributions from acquisitions at its Vacation Exchange and Rentals business.
Chart: Wyndham Quarterly Revenue Growth
Reported net income for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $56 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, compared with net income of $78 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2010.
Reported revenues for full year 2011 were $4.3 billion, an increase of 10% over the prior-year period. The revenue increase resulted from higher RevPAR in the Lodging business, higher Vacation Ownership Interest (VOI) sales and Wyndham Asset Affiliation Model (WAAM) commissions in the Vacation Ownership business, and contributions from acquisitions along with higher average net price per vacation rental in the Vacation Exchange and Rentals business.
Reported net income for full year 2011 was $417 million, or $2.51 per diluted share, compared with net income of $379 million, or $2.05 per diluted share, for the prior-year period.
For the year ended December 31, 2011, cash provided by operating activities was $1.0 billion compared with $635 million for the prior-year period.
BUSINESS UNIT RESULTS
Lodging (Wyndham Hotel Group)
Revenues were $188 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, an increase of 15%, compared with the fourth quarter of 2010, reflecting a RevPAR improvement of 5% and revenues associated with the newly opened Wyndham Grand hotel in Orlando. The revenue increase also included a $15 million reclassification, primarily related to certain reservation fees, which had no impact on EBITDA.
As of December 31, 2011, the Company’s hotel system consisted of 7,205 properties and over 613,100 rooms. The development pipeline included nearly 850 hotels and 111,900 rooms, of which 57% were new construction and 60% were international.
Vacation Exchange and Rentals (Wyndham Exchange & Rentals)
Revenues were $291 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, an increase of 3% compared with the fourth quarter of 2010. In constant currency and excluding the impact of acquisitions, revenues were flat.
Exchange revenues were $150 million, a decrease of 2% compared with the fourth quarter of 2010. The average number of members was flat. In constant currency, exchange revenues and exchange revenue per member were also flat.
Vacation rental revenues were $125 million, a 10% increase compared with the fourth quarter of 2010. Excluding the impact of foreign currency and acquisitions, vacation rental revenues were flat as a 5% increase in the average net price per vacation rental was offset by a 5% decline in vacation rental transactions.
Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2011 decreased $4 million compared with the prior-year period, reflecting the impact of unfavorable foreign currency and the seasonality of recently acquired businesses.
Vacation Ownership (Wyndham Vacation Ownership)
Revenues were $527 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, a 6% increase over the fourth quarter of 2010, reflecting increased VOI sales and WAAM commissions.
Gross VOI sales were $409 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, up 10% from the fourth quarter of 2010, primarily reflecting an 8% increase in tour flow and a 4% increase in volume per guest.
EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $139 million, compared with EBITDA of $131 million in the fourth quarter of 2010, a 6% increase. EBITDA growth includes contributions from increased VOI sales and WAAM commissions.
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